HOME-SPIRATION: Brick Floors

Of course after our recent renovation, I wouldn’t take anything but our gorgeous hardwood floors (mildly obsessed… yes) But I came across a picture of this gorgeous entry way with brick floors and I thought it was just too amazing not to share. I didn’t realize how many spaces could really support and look amazing with brick floors. Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images for brick flooring.

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WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

I really think this post really stems from my yearning for “real” Autumn weather. I can imagine a great fall bride wearing a gorgeous gown with lace sleeves! Here are some of my favorite wedding dress inspiration images for gowns with long sleeves.

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REINCARNATION: Woven Pendents

I never thought finding lighting and light fixtures would be the most difficult things to find on our home renovation, but boy was I wrong! I spent hours looking for the perfect light fixtures that were great for our space, but also unique. There are so many cookie cutter light fixtures, and little do people know you CAN find something unique for your space at the same price. I thought I would dedicate this lighting post to a very unique type of light fixture I found, the woven pendant. Pendents are a great light fixture in any room, over tables, in hallways, and over bars! Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images for woven pendants and a few of my favorite finds for your space!

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Perfect for an outdoor space!

Perfect for an outdoor space!

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Here are a few of my favorite woven pendants for your space…

BASKET PENDANT in Natural from Bliss Home and Design for $710

BASKET PENDANT in Natural from Bliss Home and Design for $710

GREEN OAKS PENDANT also from Bliss Home and Design for $780

GREEN OAKS PENDANT also from Bliss Home and Design for $780

More from Bliss Home and Designs! This is the UPDAIPUR PENDANT JUTE for $463

More from Bliss Home and Designs! This is the UPDAIPUR PENDANT JUTE for $463

This is the Beehive Woven Pendant from Belle Escape for $845

This is the Beehive Woven Pendant from Belle Escape for $845

The MESH BEEHIVE PENDANT LAMP from Anthropologie for $168

The MESH BEEHIVE PENDANT LAMP from Anthropologie for $168

Last but not least, the BEEHIVE DESIGN by Currey & Company for $690

Last but not least, the BEEHIVE DESIGN by Currey & Company for $690

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HOLIDAY: Costumed Kids

Happy Monday everyone! I think everyone in the corporate world is like me where they might need a little pick me up on a mondays. I thought I would get everyone in the Halloween mood, and life your spirits with some hilarious and adorable photos of my favorite children’s halloween costumes (because kids always look cuter!)

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From the movie UP! Love this!

From the movie UP! Love this!

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I don't know if this little girl will ever remember the Troll dolls, but I just adore this!

I don’t know if this little girl will ever remember the Troll dolls, but I just adore this!

Adorable brother costume!

Adorable brother costume!

A Crazy Cat Lady.

A Crazy Cat Lady.

A Christmas Story!

A Christmas Story!

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Madeline!

Madeline!

I mean this just will melt any Monday blues away! Adorable!

I mean this just will melt any Monday blues away! Adorable!

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SUNDAY INSPIRATION: Becoming Quiet

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Now if you have ever met me you will know that quiet isn’t a word that will come to mind when you think of me. I am a little loud, outgoing, full of energy and ideas, and always goofing around. That usually doesn’t leave a lot of room in the day to be quiet, just ask David. Though I am sometimes loud and opinionated, I have found that my struggle in any relationship is finding my voice. Not my physical voice, that works quite well, but my inner voice, my truth. I have found that I usually go along with what others say, people please, and end up doing things I might not want to do. This leaves me feeling empty because I never truly get a chance to voice my truth, but do I really know what my truth would say? This is where this quote comes in. I have found that being quiet, taking a moment in the beginning of the day, before a big decision, before an important conversation, or just on the commute home from work, really helps me focus on my truth, what I want, what I desire the outcome to be, or how I want to live my life. Being quiet I hear so much more. Emptying my head of buzz and chatter, emptying my head of the continuing reel of things I need to do, or the latest celebrity gossip on TMZ, and really being quiet is one of the greatest things I have learned in finding my voice. I am going to try even harder this week to find more time to empty my thoughts and be quiet so that I can truly hear. I want to know my voice, know my truth. and creating that time I am one step closer.

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HOME-SPIRATION: Outdoor Fireplace

So in recent months I have done A LOT of outdoor fire pit and patio posts. I think it is due to the fact that having recently moved to Dallas I am realizing how many months of the year outdoor spaces can be utilized here! I mean its October and today the high is 90 degrees! Yes I do miss the leaves changing and bundling up for fall activities, but I definitely do not miss the snow and cold! I love the idea of an outdoor fireplace for these late fall months in Dallas. It does get cool at night and I can imagine me and David having a place in the future¬†with a gorgeous outdoor space, drinking wine and enjoying an outdoor fire. Here are some of my favorite home-spirations…

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I think anyone who knows me knows I think everything is better in white!

I think anyone who knows me knows I think everything is better in white!

I just love this ceiling! Imagine enjoying a fire while it rains on that tin ceiling! LOVE.

I just love this ceiling! Imagine enjoying a fire while it rains on that tin ceiling! LOVE.

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Eating and entertaining outdoor space. LOVE.

Eating and entertaining outdoor space. LOVE.

I love this and the wood storage next to it!

I love this and the wood storage next to it!

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HAPPY HOUR: Spiked Cider

Happy Friday everyone! Nothing says fall in the Stephenson household more than pumpkin picking, apple cider, and some good pumpkin ice cream! This is the delicious recipe I will be serving up this weekend for our amazing fall weekend.

SPIKED CIDER.

SPIKED CIDER.

INGREDIENTS

1 Quart of apple cider

1 Package of mulling spices

Spiced Rum (We always prefer Bacardi)

 

DIRECTIONS

Bring the quart of apple cider and package of mulling spices to a boil.

Once boiling, turn the heat down to low and allow the mixture to simmer for 30 minutes.

Strain out all mulling spices, serve cider over 1 ounce of spiced rum.

 

The whole idea for spiked cider came when I saw this ADORABLE package of mulling spices at Kroger last week. You can find them at your local Kroger or Amazon!

The whole idea for spiked cider came when I saw this ADORABLE package of mulling spices at Kroger last week. You can find them at your local Kroger or Amazon!

 

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HOLIDAY: No Carve Pumpkins

So last year David and I went to this amazing little pumpkin patch, drank cider, went through a corn maze, and of course picked pumpkins. Well the Halloween dream ended there because once we got home we didn’t do anything with our pumpkins! They sat around looking cute, but under decorated. If you’re like us and maybe are not in the mood to carve pumpkins this year, here are some great no carve ways to decorate your pumpkins!

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This would be such a great activity for a little one!

This would be such a great activity for a little one!

Painted and Pinned.

Painted and Pinned.

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I love this! Paint a pumpkin with chalkboard paint and use it as your Halloween Party Menu Board!

I love this! Paint a pumpkin with chalkboard paint and use it as your Halloween Party Menu Board!

Day of The Dead Pumpkin!

Day of The Dead Pumpkin!

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more ways to use every DIY girls favorite... glitter!

more ways to use every DIY girls favorite… glitter!

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Love this. All this would take is some white paint and a gold sharpie!

Love this. All this would take is some white paint and a gold sharpie!

I had to share this one because everyone knows I LOVE a good monogram. Plus as an added bonus.... that is my new future monogram!

I had to share this one because everyone knows I LOVE a good monogram. Plus as an added bonus…. that is my new future monogram! :)

 

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WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Pumpkin Patch Wedding

Autumn is such a beautiful time of year, the start to many holidays and so many fun activities to do. I thought I would start off all of my Halloween and pumpkin crazed posts with some great pumpkin patch inspired wedding pictures. I think this is just such a fun and unique wedding venue for this time of year!

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HOME-SPIRATION: Bold Doors

In honor of our new backdoor being installed today, I thought I would share some of my favorite home-spiration images of bold new doors. You can you use color on any door to give a space a unique feel or just a pop of color!

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Such an adorable pantry door for a fun and funky kitchen!

Such an adorable pantry door for a fun and funky kitchen!

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